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in this economy. >> a dire financial picture for the u.s. postal service takes center stage in d.c. today. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good wednesday mourned. >> -- morning. >> the postmaster general is expected to make a major announcement this morning. he will respond to a board of governors recommendation to accelerate the restructuring of the postal service. the question is what does this mean? postal service employees say this could mean closing some facilities next month instead of next year and possibly stopping saturday service. we will be watching closely. if you have visited fema parks like fantasyland in florida they have had better than expected earnings. -- theme parks. fantasylands should be done by sometime next year. if you think the economy is hurting your love life. 2/3 of singles say they have not changed their habits over the past the four years. 54% of single will not take someone with considerable credit card debt. d.c. residents have been hit with cupid's arrow. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. >> we learn something new from you every d
cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc news has obtained this confidential 16-page justice department memo that concludes lethal strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. >> we
, vice president joe biden said the u.s. would be willing to talk to iran about their nuclear program after security council appear to be failing. we have been asking should we talk? will it give legitimacy to a regime that doesn't respect human rights. we have lots of other responses. have a great day. >>> a fox news alert. new details on a hostage situation in alabama as the efforts to rescue a little boy locked up in an underground bunker now stretches into a fifth day. i'm kelly li wright. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. we have continuing coverage. welcome to a brand-new hour. let me give you an update, alabama police wrapping up a news conference and saying they are still in an open line of communication with suspect speaking through a ventilation pipe that runs into the shelter. that is where the two hold up. elizabeth prann is on the scene in midland city, alabama. with the latest. >> reporter: i can assure you the community is waited on baited breath and we had a press conference and there is open and constant line of communication with the suspect. take a listen. >> due to lack o
story. meantime, there is a lot going on. big new developments in u.s. policy towards iran. at a security conference in germany, vice president joe biden underlying u.s. willingness to hold direct talks with tehran over controversial nuclear program. listen. >> we have made it clear at the outset that we would not -- we would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the iranian leadership. we would not make a secret we are doing that. we would let our partners know if that occasion presented itself. that offer stands and it must be real and tangible and an agenda they are prepared to speak to. we are not just prepared to do it for the exercise. >> kelly: so, big developments there and our molly henneberg is live in washington with more details on this story. good to see you. >> molly: it takes two to have bilateral talks and the vice president says they are trying to get iran to the table. if they are serious about discussions on that nation's controversial nuclear program. previous discussions between iran and the five permanent members of the u.s. security council including t
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to another deadly incident at a u.s. embassy abroad. >> explosion claimed two lives in a critical area of the world that has diplomats on high alert. >> this is what the state department is calling a terrorist attack. >> reporter: state department is calling it a terrorist attack. after 1:00 p.m. local time in turkey, a bomb went off a security check point at the u.s. embassies one person was killed, a guard at the gate. a citizen was wounded according to the u.s. ambassador there. television showed damage to part of an outer tbeat house, adjacent to the main building at the embassy. department officials said the u.s. is working closely with the turkish national police to assess the damage and casualties and will begin an investigation. >> it is a terrorist attack, we don't know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. >> reporter: security at u.s. embassies and come pounds have been front and center since the september 11th attack. four americans were killed in libya, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens. >> the embassies are picking up security. very difficult
to the streets across the country. bahrain is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet and a close u.s. ally in the region. we'll have more on the protests later in the broadcast. in the united states, nearly 50 people were arrested wednesday in front of the white house calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl pipeline. the pipeline would deliver tar sands oil from canada to refineries in texas. but critics who've joined a mounting campaign of civil disobedience say it will bring climate disaster. on tuesday, a group of protesters including leading scientists, activists and celebrities sat down and refused to move. some zip-tied themselves to a fence. those arrested included environmentalist bill mckibben, actress daryl hannah, and nasa climate scientist james hansen and former chair of the naacp julian bond. the protest was a landmark for the sierra club environmental group after its board endorsed an act of civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history. director michael brune was among those arrested. >> so we know we cannot win on climate change if we continue
involving tourists in egypt. >>> also new this morning, the u.s. supreme court takes up the question of dn actual sam peopling to help involve crimes. the justices will hear arguments from maryland officials who want police to be allowed to take dna samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted. twenty-eight states and the federal government already do this type of sampling. privacy advocates claim this is unconstitutional. the justices will make a final decision in the case later this year. >>> also in this morning's top stories, hundreds of concerned parents and residents in prince george's county are coming together calling for an end to violence they say is killing their children. a meeting was hosted by radio one last night calling it a state of emergency. it comes after six prince george's county school students have been murdered since the beginning of the school year. community leaders say they are ready to work with parents to create a safer environment. >>> we've got a quick school closing to tell you about. it is in garrett county, maryland where the schools are c
's all according to one official. last year they got a memo saying the government can kill u.s. citizens abroad if they're trying to harm other americans. >>> marylanders sound off. the brown gun legislation started off debates today. our ken molestina is live in rockville where a town hall meeting on the issue just wrapped up. what did you find out? >> reporter: well, it was a packed house here at the town hall meeting. of course the lieutenant governor anthony brown on hand to talk about his proposal. and i'll tell you something, just based on my observation, it seems like more people came out to speak against this proposal than in favor of it. >> and by and large, while i appreciate the effort, i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> we applaud the courage for proposing common sense gun laws. >> reporter: both sides of the gun debate showed up to speak directly to one of the men spear heading a new legislation proposal. the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we have debate happening in indianapolis. but our goal is to improve the quality of life and to reduce crime. >> reporte
the troops are accused of torturing and abusing other afghans. u.s. officials appear to have been caught off-guard by the order. he say they take the allegations seriously and will launch an investigation. >>> the jury is still out on hollywood's favorite movies of 2012, but we know which ones the critics love to hate. the razzies announced last night. we'll tell what you was recognized as lousy. we'll see how long this ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of premium breast meat, seasoned in the colonel's original recipe. try 10 bites with an 8 piece meal for $19.99. [ son ] dad? [ male announcer ] today tastes so good. >>> just a few hours we get to find out which movies actors, and actresses hollywood loved this year. in the meantime here is a look at some of the ones that di
warn that the u-s could &pfall behind its eneeies. jennifer griffin tells us about tte dramatic changes the mmlitary would have to make. make. for the firss time in two years the pentagoo says it aircraft carriers in the persian gull. the u-s-s truman would have left defenseesecretary leon panetta blamed the utback on things will get worse.sot - being a firsttrate power in the world, we'ddturn inno a seconddrate power. that would the president'' top dempseyysayss "... yoo won't finddthis chairman arguing that we need to do more with less. you'll find me arguing &pthat if that happens we need to do less with less." as the u-s and most of its allies decrease theirrdefense spending, its advvrsariee are doing the opposite: in fact russia will surpass u-s defense spendiig in erms of overall perrent of gdp in just pwo years. china is slated to overtake the u-- in 2035.sot jim thomas says: ".. you've seen ouble digit increasss in chinese defense spending for more than 15 should not only give pause to the united states, but it really should be a source of the region as well
test site. the white house calls it a highly provocative act that threatens u.s. security and international peace. it has prompted the u.n. security council to hold an emergency meeting later this morning. brianne carter will have much more on this developing story coming up in our 5:00 hour as well. >> tonight the focus will be on president obama as he delivers his state of the union. >> he is expected to press congress to improve more -- approve more tax increases and spending cuts. >> president obama's state of the union speech tonight will focus primarily on jobs and the economy. it is expected to be different than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so everybody can participate and get a fair shot. >> president a look at clean energy education, and infrastructure. he warns against the automatic spending cuts. adding additional spending would require congressional approval putting mr. obama on a collision course with house republicans. >> it's time for washington to get back to the basics. we canno
will announce that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan one year from today. that's roughly half of the u.s. forces in that country. the president is expected to outline his plan during tonight's state of the union address, but troop drawdown marks itself next -- the next phase of the president's plan. he wants to end the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by 2014. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> university of maryland students woke up to troubling news today. to of their fellow students are dead and a third student has been injured. plus are calling this a murder- suicide. it happened at their off campus housing in the 8700 block of 36th avenue after metzerott road in college park, maryland. delia goncalves has been covering this story all morning. she's live at the scene with the latest information. delia? >> reporter: jc, police are not yet identifying these three victims, but we can tell you that the third student, he's in the hospital right now expected to be okay. this is what we know happened. it was -- started insides the house with some kind of confrontation. it spilled out
and traffic on the 1s coming up. it's 5:07 right now. >>> the u.s. postal service says it wants to play their hands in the fashion business. you heard me right. the cash strapped agency will had launch an all weather apparel and accessory line next year under the name rain, heat and know. it will start with men's apparel but only plans to add women's apparel. you won't be able to pick it up with packages. it will only be available at premium department stores and specialty shops. premium. >> will it have the little stripe on the side with an eagle on. >> you noi that the postal service workers are out in the rain, snow and sleet. maybe they have something. >>> 5:11 is our time right now. let's see which if any we'll get today. tom kierein has the forecast. >> we are going to get the wind and the cold temperatures. right now in the low 30s to near freezing. later today, climbing into the upper 30s by mid-afternoon. not much of a warmup. the winds gusting to around 25, 30 miles an hour. windchills in the 20s. seven-day outlook in den minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. >>> good m
of the democratic party. the former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. enterring the u.s. district courthouse with his wife to plowed guilty to federal charges. >> anything can you share today? >> reporter: this was one of the first public sightings of jackson since he disappeared from and resigned from congress last year, citing the treatment of bipolar disorder and he later admitted in court to using $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. court papers say that includes a rolex watch, hdtv, travel, meals, and memorabilia from shen rities like michael jackson -- celebrities like michael jackson. the lawyer claims bipolar disorder played a key role in jackson's crimes. >> he has serious health issues and we're going to talk with them extensively with the court and they're related to his present predicament and that is not an excuse but a fact. >> reporter: in court, jesse jackson jr. said i did those things. as the judge read the charges. when asked if he was taking medication for his bipolar disorder that affected his judgement, jackson said, no, i have never been more clearer in my
a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and tha
. >>> overseas, u.s. officials were shocked today when afghan president hamid karzai ordered all u.s. special operations forces out of a taliban strong hold. he says torture and other serious allegations have been leveled against afghans working with american forces in the area. u.s. officials strongly deny any suggestion that u.s. forces condone the kidnapping, torture or murder of afghan civilians or suspects. roughly half the u.s. force in afghanistan is set to withdraw by the end of the year. it's not clear whether today's development will change that timeline. >>> john kerry landed in london tonight on the first leg of his first overseas visit and the nation's top diplomat. kerry and foreign ministers from europe and the middle east set to meet with the syrian opposition on wednesday in rome. but some of the syrians are threatening to boycott that meeting. u.s. ambassador to syria is headed to cairo tonight to meet with the opposition in hopes of getting the talks back on track. >>> meanwhile, the violence continues as the syrian conflict approaches the two-year mark. this amateur video
to the u.s. economy, to defense, to a whole list of things. >> defense is something that is definitely having some growing concerns. people keep asking the question, are we going to be safe if these cuts do in fact hit this year. the military is facing down $46 billion in defense spending cuts this year, most of that is due to sequestration which of course are those automatic spending cuts that will hit the federal government starting march 1 if congress doesn't act quickly to stop them. our partners at u.s.a. today obtained some of the planned cuts to the armed forces. they include the air force planning to cut aircraft maintenance by a third, support would be cut to more than 30 weapons systems. and the pentagon announced yesterday that the 5,000 crew members of the u.s.s. truman will be staying in norfolk and not deploying to the persian gulf saving hundreds of millions of dollars. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta spoke to u.s. d.a. about these concerns -- "u.s.a. today" about his concerns with these cuts. >> if something else came up in syria or mali or in libya, it wouldn't
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's not much disagreement about the need. i've never met a democrat or a republican u.s. been a governor who does not think the american people should have a sense that hard work will be rewarded. the work party have an opportunity. i do not know of any men and women that are a better living example of that and all be sitting in front of me. we all use the phrase move forward in a balanced way. one man's balance is another man's imbalance. that is what we have got to talk about. the one thing i do not think any of the lack is a vision about how great this country can be. we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. i know the guy i am about to introduce believes that but you do. let me introduce you to my friend, barack obama.[applause] [applause] >> thank you. have a seat. thank you. welcome. thank you for being here. we all have a lot on our plate. everything from our immigration system to our education system. as joe said, our goal is to make sure that we can be an effective partner with you. i want to thank the members of my cabinet who are here and me
to count on saturday mail delivery. but budget cuts are forcing the u.s. postal service to cut out saturday service. the post office says it will still deliver packages on saturday but letters and magazines will be limited to monday through friday. the move is expected to save $2 million a year but that's still short of the $16 million the postal service last last year alone. >>> maryland residents are speaking out in a big way about gun control in the free state. gun control legislation proposed by governor martin o'malley is raising passionate opposition statewide. >> yesterday in annapolis and rockville, gun control supporters and advocates spoke out about the bill and restrictions it will place on legal gun owners. ken molestina has more. >> i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> reporter: there were nays and yays. >> we applaud the courage of the o'malley-brown administration. >> reporter: both sides showed up on wednesday to speak directly to one of the men spearheading a new gun legislation proposal, the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we are debates happening on the gove
in our satellite center latest. >> good afternoon. the turkish prime minister says u.s. embassy bomber is domestic weapons group. identity this his noon. do know this investigation at this hour overseas washington. >> state department officials the terrorist attack just outside the u.s. around 6:15 this eastern time. said the expected suicide bomber set off a bomb, killing himself and at least one other who officials say it was an embassy guard. several others were injured. the bomb appears to have inside a security checkpoint within the embassy. the door to the embassy was off but the ambassadors say the inside of the embassy not sustain any damage. collects these attacks are the peace and welfare of the country. we will stand tall. we will stay together and overcome it. >> the embassy is heavily protected and located next to several other embassies. while there has been no official from the white house u.s. embassy here in d.c., sources say top government closeals are keeping a eye on the situation. >> we will continue to fight terrorism together. >> at this hour, just within the pas
. american airlines and u.s. airways agreeing to a merger, they would become the world's biggest airline. >> in south africa, an olympic sprinter and double amputee has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman. good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 14. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras on this valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day, everybody. we got an inch of snow or less across the area. just a trace at reagan national. i cannot even see anything on the grass. germantown had an inch as well as winchester. just shy of an inch in wgaithersburg. most of its stock to the grassy areas. temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. watch for slick spots on the roadways this morning especially if they are elevated. 35 degrees at reagan national. a beautiful day to look forward to. lots of sunshine with a high around 49 degrees. a big cooldown for the weekend. the seven-day forecast is minutes away. first, jamee? >> i needed to scrape my window. so little extra time is needed for that. watch for slick spots especially brid
words, senator heraldo, dipping his toe in a potential u.s. senate run. the answer to restoring fiscal sanity in washington? the man, the myth, and the legend is here to respond. plus, 13 states look at hiking minimum wage. they may get more than they bargainedded for. will it cost workers their jobs? we'll crunch the numbers. a toy empire built without spending a dime on commercials. your kids are like mine, they are the biggest things since legos all through the power of youtube. the ceo joins us to explain his genius strategy. even when they say it's not, it's always about "money." ♪ first, today's market moment, the january jobs report and strong u.s. manufacturing data helped spark a big rally for stocks. the s&p 500 posted its fifth straight weekly gain, but it is the dow that stole the show today without question. blue chip soared 149 points, closing above 14,000 for the first time since october 12th of 2007. the dow is just 155 points away from hitting its all time closing high. can you believe that? all right, we start tonight with one of our own, host of the fox show, he's
in the u.s. capitol, and like all tourists, the very first thing i did when i came to washington, d.c. was to take a tour of the national mall. but when i got there i noticed something. if you just came to washington, d.c., and just went to the national, you almost believe african-americans never lived in the city. i went from one end of the mall to the other from the capitol all the way down to the lincoln memorial looking for the african-american history of washington, d.c.. and i could barely find anything. i said to myself that can't be true. i know there's african-american history in the city. it has to be african-american history of the national mall. maybe no one has bothered to sit and find out what it is and that's how this book came about. starting in the u.s. capitol, i needed my goal to find out what the african-american history of the national mall and this book is the result. i'm going to take a few minutes here today to talk about some of the things i discovered not only about the national mall, but about washington, d.c. as a city. some things i open interest you and
it through. >> on the floor of the u.s. senate thursday, a first step in what could be a stand off of former senator chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. >> on this vote the yays are 58. the nays are 40. >> confirmation remains in question. >> taken policy positions that i believe call into question the quality of his professional judgment on issues critical to national defense. >> senator john mccain and lindsay gram say they are opposing hagel about israel and troop surges in iraq which are at odds to u.s. policy. >> it was unnerving some of the things that came out of that hearing. created more questions and doubts than confidence. >> hagel, the former will you be pick an senator declined for appear to struggle in explaining decisions. >> we're right? >> i would defer in your judgment to sort that out. >> the committee deserves your judgment. >> republicans have sought to link confirmation to continued questions over the benghazi attack. white house responded to questions in a letter today while democrats tried to be opponents. >> we got a car going on in afghanis
the attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about safety in libya. >> we never received a request to do, so number one snopa any ta argued that benghazi was just one of many u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> the white house has provided few detailser the president's actions the night of the benghazi attacks. panetta revealed he briefed him of the attack but the two did not speak again that night. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states didn't call you, defense secretary panetta, and say, how's it going? >> normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >> i hate to interrupt you but we've got limited time. >> the president was well aware of what was going on. make no mistake about it. >> it's a sign that the president was disengaged. panetta says he and others were in t
a new study about seafood sold in the u.s. found about 1/3 of the seafood is mislabeled and you wouldn't have a clue. fox 5's will thomas is here with the warning for consumers. >> it was a two year study. a conservation group out of d.c. called oceana analyzed about 1,200 seafood samples from nearly 700 retail outlets in 21 states. the group study shows nearly 90% of the time you think you're buying snapper, you're actually given something else. tuna was also on the list. about 60% of the samples were identified by a dna analysis as something other than what was on the label. in many cases less desirable and cheaper species were sold. here's some of the findings. sushi bars led the way in mislabeling your fish. you're more likely to get an honest catch at a grocery store. some of the mistakes are likely honest because a lot of fish looks and even tastes the same and keep this in mind. there are health concerns at stake here. tilefish, for instance, which can have a high mercury content can be dangerous for pregnant women. that was sold in some cases as red snapper. we spoke with the a
not as of yet. >> u.s. your republican colleagues on the committee to join you, buy or -- you have asked your republican colleagues on the committee to join you -- why or why not? [inaudible] >> first of all, i did not ask members to join me because i am not advancing legislation here. it is not like i will call them up to be a co-sponsor, there is nothing here to co-sponsor. in fact i made very clear as we were drafting its that i did not want to have the specific legislation in here. when we first started off my critical minerals bill was in here, which i usually supported, but this is -- if this is really a conversation starter, let's allow it to be just that. there is nothing predetermine, preordained, nothing determined in there. what i wanted to do was developing these discrete pieces of legislation where i go to my colleagues and ask for their specific support and i hope that they will take a look at it and there will be initiatives that will look at and say -- hey, coming from this perspective, i have this idea and maybe we can build a bill together. how can we make things happen? tha
perez. >> the u.s. is in the cross hairs. the intelligence community reportedly believes the united states is the target of a mass of cyber espionage campaign. they identified china as the main threat. several reports say apple closing next mobile device may be wristwatch that will perform some of the same functions as a smartphone including messages and pavements -- payments. there's a game that you manage circles to reach a total of 100. it is one of the brainy games on the ipad. >> it is a relaxing game, but is maybe a little hard at work for your brain. >> it's available also on the iphone. [hirring ] [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies a awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next rx. the f sport. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> in laurel and beltsville the tub water should start clearing up today. a contractor broken water main on the weekend causing cloudy water and low water pressure. officials say
of this for us. >> the big issue on capitol hill today will be u.s. drones that killed thousands of terrorism but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. t
in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read the murder charge officially out loud, oscar put his hhead in his hands and began sobbing. his family is there supporting him. and some family members and friends of the victim, 30-year- old reeva steenkamp, a model, his girlfriend. she was shot and killed yesterday in his home. he is charged with her murder. more than 100 people are in the courtroom seats right now including dozens of reporters photographers, and camera people, in south africa. we are expected to get more information with the next hour or so. as soon as we do, we will pass it a
bars >> a huge merger takes off. american airlines and u.s. airways prepared to create the world's largest airline clerks are you ready for this it's one of the new ingredients on the new beyonce sandwich "good morning washington at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i'm not sure where we were going with that story. it's thursday, february 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. it's valentine's day. scott and cynne forever, i like to call it. >> that is so sweet. >> it's a great day for friends or more than friends. snow lovers are not as happy today. not much accumulation in d.c. a few spots got around an inch. germantown at about an inch. gaithersburg, just shy of an inch. chantilly had about a quarter of an inch. the road could be a little slippery and elevated areas. otherwise just wet. 35 degrees in d.c. and 34 at dulles 36 in martinsburg and 30 in manassas. the forecast will bring up your mood. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 40's, almost 50 this afternoon. a big cooldown in the seven-day forecast. w
the u.s. and his country. you can see that live at 4:00 p.m. eastern. it will be on our companion network, c-span. we continue the prime time booktv programing later tonight looking at civil rights move. wed look at authors, mary francis berry and taylor brand. that will be. on c-span 3 tonight at same time, american history focusing on american artifact. we have smithsonian curator, eleanor jones harvey. she will talk about photographs and paintings from the civil war. all that here on the c-span networks. >> okay. folks. okay. we're going to get the second keynote speaker started here while you're enjoying your lunch. but first i would like to thank our gold sponsors for supporting us today. they are centurylink government, blue coat federal, hewlett-packard, info blocks, juner per networks, lockheed martin, net app, palo alto networks, red hat, red seal networks, taurus advanced, enterprise solutions and verizon. special thanks to those. as we enjoy our lunch i will introduce miss tina kune. vice president of northrop grumman and one of our diamond response source for today's -
sanctions against the north from the u.s. and other countries. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> this nuclear test comes as president obama prepares to call for a reduction in america's nuclear arsenal. we learned that he will talk about that proposal tonight during his state of the union address. the white house says the president is putting the finishing touches on the speech. focus will be primarily on the economy. and the billions of dollars in budget cuts set to happen automatically on march 1st. president obama has urged congress to pass a short term agreement to avoid those potentially devastating cuts. now, you may want to avoid driving near the capitol tonight because of the state of the union. capitol police closing several streets starting at 7:00 including constitution avenue between second street east and louisiana avenue northwest. pennsylvania avenue between first and third streets northwest and east capitol streets between second and first streets. independence avenue will be closed between second and washington avenue in southeast southwest. >>> president ob
from a d.c. area code is pretending to work for the u.s. grant's office. it's a government agency. the scammers are trying to rip people off by getting their bank account numbers and other personal information. if you get a similar call, don't fall for it. report it to the federal trade commission. >>> the social networking site, twitter, announcing it may have been hacked. an estimated 250,000 accounts may have been compromised as a result. the company's director of information security calls the attacks sophisticated, saying it is not the work of amateurs. if your account is affected, you should get an e-mail asking to create a new password. the "new york times," wall street journal, and washington post reported security breeches this week. >>> still ahead tonight, six more weeks of winter or an early spring? which is it? coming up, what punxsutawney phil did or did not see when he was popping his head out this morning. >>> and a famous train station is parting like it's 1913. the centennial celebration is next when we come back. [ male announcer ] verizon fios is the fastest in
to be prepared to deal with that. >> north korea called a defensive measure against the u.s.. president barack obama say the tests do not make north korea more secure. he called it a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability and warrants action. several countries including germany, japan, and north korea's only ally china, joined the u.s. in the opposition. south koreans called it unforgivable. >> this government have investigating nuclear tests while their people are starving. this has to stop. >> this is very regrettable and i hope the south korean government working alongside the international community will stay strong so north korea will never be able to do it again. >> analysts say the timing of this is not a coincidence. this comes just aft -- just hours before the president's state of the union address. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> if we are also learning details about the man suspected of opening fire in a delaware court house. law officials say the shooter was 68-year-old thomas. that identity has not been confirmed. christine belford was killed yesterday. more tha
gun control. >>> changes are coming for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after already closing thousands of post offices andions, they feel thisa necessary move this will save $2 billion a year, a measure many customers say they understand. >> to me it doesn't matter. i'm retired. it
government programs such as surveillance of non-u.s. citizens outside the u.s. the justices will also consider whether the sniff of a police dog on someone's porch requires a warrant. >> martha stewart and macy's in court. >> and walmart is blaming washington for hurting sales at its stores. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york to explain. >> wall street heading back to work after the presidents day holiday weekend. walmart continues to be on the watch list today after saying february 5 was a disaster. executives blame the payroll tax issues and returns for low sales. family dollar stores, target and supermarket chains are encountering similar effects. microsoft is looking to change the face of e-mail. it is officially released in the final version of its outlook today. microsoft wants the old homtail users to use the new service. macy's is suing martha stewart's company. macy's claims it has an exclusive right to sell her brand of items including cookware and bedding. researchers say make sure your home smells just write if you want someone to buy it. if you ev
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on the keystone pipeline. it would carry oil from canada to refineries in the u.s. it would create 20,000 new jobs and health the u.s. become energy independent but opponents say it will destroy property and the environment. >> this is about your fundamental right as an american the people will take your property because corporations can make money. >> secretary of state john kerry will be involved, and he will make a recommendation to the president. now the president delayed a decision because of environmental concerns. >> the lights are back on for more than 1000 virginia power customers. they were without power for much of the day, and that is because of a car accident. police say the car crashed into power poles and knocked them down. the crews replaced them this afternoon. >> it is expected to be one of the most contentious issues. how to deal with immigration reform. we may have an idea of the administration's plans after a draft plan of the proposal. it would create a path to citizenship. the president also wants to beef up border security and require employees to check the immigration
is ordering all u.s. special troops out. the order came after allegations are torturing -- u.s. troops are torturing afghans. he wants the accused afghans handed over. the cuban leader will serve another five-year term but it will be his last. he announced today he will retire in 2018. the cuban national assembly says castro has called for senior leaders to hold off for more -- hold office for no more than two terms. a milestone moment witnessed by thousands. pope benedict delivered his final sunday blessing. as anne thompson explains, he prepares for retirement and it new controversy. >> during the final blessing of pope benedict. the 100,000 people not only got a blessing but they heard the pope give more reason for why he is retiring. he told the crowd got has called him on the mountain. -- god has called him on the mountain to live a life of prayer and meditation. he wants to live this life with the same kind of dedication but to do so in a way more appropriate for his age and strength. >> affection, closeness, and prayer. >> the event played out against the background of a new sca
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airlines and u.s. airways are merging to make one mega air carriers. >> cheaper mac book pros. how much apple is lowering the price and why. >> it's shaping up to be a beautiful day to bask in sunshine and celebrate love. a more complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist tim williams. it's wjz, mayo road. >>> it is sunny and 43 degrees. your comb -- complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways are merging. the boards of the two air carriers agreed last night. they will create the largest airlines in the world. the new company will keep the american airlines name and the ceo of u.s. airways will run it. >>> the sheriff in california said his deputies did not intentionally burn down a cabin that christopher dorner was in. he said the take i can was to drive dorner out not set the cabin on fire. authorities believe dorner died in that blaze but a forensic investigation is underway to positively identify thos
: this is "the new york times" from february 20th. budget cuts seen as risk to growth in the u.s. economy. the cuts, most likely would reduce growth by 1 1/2 of a percentage point in 2013, according to a range of government and private forecasters. that could be enough though to again slow the arrival of a recovery, producing instead another year of sluggish growth and high unemployment. >> guest: well i guess if you take it from "the new york times" perspective you could make that argument because i think they see already a slowing in growth happening and this makes a convenient fall person for bad public policy been in place under four years of obama administration. we have slowed growth. it has been very stagnant. there are a lot of reasons for it. there are a lot of friction points put in place in our economy that need to be fixed. until we get our confess and the president of the united states to work together and begin to remove those friction points we'll continue have slow growth. if you look at a same slide you had up a moment ago ago, shows the sequester on the right hand of tha
house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using its under other circumstances. it
prepare for defense against the threat to u.s. territory because of this coming capability, i think china is going to say, that's unacceptable. i'm hopeful. but at the end of the day as i say, the united states can't sit there waiting just for china. we have to be working with our allies on a comprehensive strategy, again, trying to let the region know that we want to be that important security guarantor. we also want to be a major trader, investor to the region and with asia-pacific. and for the stability and that trade and investment, and for prosperity and liberty to take root in this entry, any dynamic century with a rising asia pacific, it's going to have to take greater stability than north korea is right now letting it have. so for those initial comments, i will turn it back to our chairman. >> well, thank you, patrick the as always, very comprehensive argument. the floor is open. before we open the floor -- [inaudible] >> i want to pick up on patrick's point, and elaborate on what i see as the elephant in the room, which is china. outgoing defense secretary panetta told the house
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